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Post Match Newport County 2 Leicester 1

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    It's an absolute fucking joke. I voted remain mainly because of where we are as a country. Eating meat off roof slates and chips out of half pint glasses
    Fucking shambles we are, shouldn't be allowed to rule ourselves.
  2. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Sigh. Look I’m not going to debate every fine detail.

    Clearly I’m not advocating for Ricardo in central midfield. Suspect you know that.

    As for being against everything Puel does, it’s simply not true. In my mind he has earned the rest of the season. When he does something right I’ll acknowledge it. I just don’t appreciate the football on display and some of the tactical decisions made.
  3. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    Gutted we’re a club who now does this in cups even when in mid table comfort. Yes, those players could have won. But what’s the point not trying just that little bit harder?

    Growing up a cup win was beyond my wildest dreams, but those League Cup wins made that period of the club’s history so special. That team is remembered far more than the Derby side who also did reasonably well in mid table of the PL at that time, and far more than any other teams who had relative success in “staying up” for a few years.

    I started supporting City in 83. We’ve not been in an FA Cup semi-final since. Shocking.

    (And yes we shouldn’t be in the position of over-relying on Vardy. But we are, so he should have played. And I don’t believe for one second we won’t sign anyone this January. And Albrighton is forgiven because he’s great. And Choudhury was excellent.)
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  4. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    Can headless chickens be apathetic? Well, yes, they can.
  5. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    I don't think we will sign anyone. We are safe and we have no guarantee that this manager will be anywhere near the club come May time. I'm not sure it would be a financially sound decision to bring in anyone, even if it isn't Puel that chooses them.
  6. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    Do you not think Ricardo would have added value even though Ghezzal scored I would have subbed him for Ricardo at the time.
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Newport had no attacking intent, so we didn't need four defenders, we needed more of a goal threat.

    Simpson was the obvious player to take off, but Ricardo could have come on instead of Gray, and would probably have been a better option, on recent form.
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  8. Volpone

    Volpone Well-Known Member

    Thought Gazelle looked much better in midfield than on the wing. Maybe he can be the creative midfielder we need?
  9. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    I was one of the few that wanted a full strength team out there, mostly because our back up players are so incredibly shite. I’m not saying we would have definitely won, but at least we wouldn’t have been left wondering what might have been.

    Puel has to be blamed for that shitfest. He names a striker who’s clearly bereft of confidence, and a player playing behind who hasn’t scored for a year...and to top it all off leaves Vardy sitting on his arse at home. He then also plays James who was clearly not ready for the game, and has barely even played any U23 football.

    The substitutions were an absolute abomination, concluding with the most baffling one at the end. We’re 2-1 down at Newport, about to be a national embarrassment. Hmm who shall I bring on I wonder? My most in form attacking player, or Andy King who hasn’t played a minute of first team football all season (not even in the Carabao Cup) seeing as I have completely ostracised him as a player. Tough call.

    He has disrespected the competition, disrespected Newport, and disrespected myself and all the other fans who wasted their money travelling down to watch that absolute piece of shite.

    **** off Claude.
  10. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    We are the worst kind of offenders in the cups.

    We are the main culprits when it comes to devaluing cup competitions.

    Mid table nobody's with **** all to play for yet still have the audacity to play complete duffers dnd reduced teams in any stage of the competition.

    Fucking criminal
  11. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Leicester manager Claude Puel defended his team selection, after making seven changes. “I think we have had a good team with eight who had played winning the title with Leicester, and a lot of experienced players and quality on the pitch,” he said.



    Who’s the 8th Claude? Surely not James.
  12. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    The quote I read didn't mention winning the title with us. From the Mockery: "We have had a good team, with eight players who won the title, a lot of experienced players and quality on the pitch"

    So the 8th would be Evans.
  13. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    I would trust the Telegraph more than the Mockery to be honest.
  14. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Well, to be fucking honest as soon as I saw Okazaki and Nacho up front I knew we would struggle to score goals via our strikers.

    We needed a team to be immediately in their faces, showing the gulf in divisions.

    What do we do, we hand the initiative to them by setting up defensively. As soon as you do that you invite the underdog to give it a go rather than take the wind out ofctheir sails immediately.

    The crowd them get behind them and the gulf is levelled. How many times does this have to be repeated until someone takes it on board at Leicester.

    Spurs set up exactly right yesterday and destroyed the opposition, we invited Newport to give it a go.

    Not fucking rocket science is it?
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  15. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but we are transitioning to a great new style of play, cos our old one was such complete shite and got us nowhere

    Have patience, King Claude is taking us to the promised land
  16. Dour

    Dour Well-Known Member

    Indeed. He's played the attacking right back/wing back role before, and has done it well. A perfectly valid decision, it seemed to me.
  17. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    He shook his head disapprovingly at the change.
  18. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    He played as a number 10 for a while towards the end of the Burnley game, and looked decent in that position. Maybe he's just crap as a winger.
  19. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Only two out of six of the Premier League sides that made the fewest changes won. We're one of the four that went out. The teams that made most changes all went through.

    Changes made is a nonsense excuse. It's about mentality and effort.
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  20. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    So, just taking up front do you think that we still would have lost if we had started with Maddison and Vardy?

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